Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,700
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $314.13 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $5 MS obverse 1868 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like most issues from this decade, the 1868 half eagle was minted in limited quantities and it is by mere chance that any high grade pieces survived for today's collectors.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1868 $5 MS
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Base $ 625 675 775 1050 1400 1400 3150 3700 5050 7750 13500 20500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 1650 3400 4000 5550 8400 15500 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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8/9/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3917


Auction Prices Realized

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7/30/1994 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 7449 $1,375.00
4/26/2006 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2770 $7,475.00
4/26/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2769 $4,600.00
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3398 $4,772.50
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7552 $3,737.50
6/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4834 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $5 MS
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7758649601064124218612939359339704255455458851015417121289284113445349498775473059925654770
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1868 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4141
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 725
Owner: tommy44
 
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